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Moon Dreaming
« on: February 09, 2019, 12:55:44 AM »
Naoise padded across the motel rooms floor towards the bed and with his tail lashing behind him he leaped on top of it, he circled around a little before curling up near the corner at the bottom right. The day had not at all turned out the way he had expected but then none of the days had been as expected since the moment he coerced Arutha to give him his meatball that day at the small Italian bistro on the boardwalk.

It seemed like years ago now and yet in reality it had been but a few short weeks…or had it been a handful of days? Naoise blinked, he was so tired that time was blurring together and yet he couldn't help but feel excited and dare he think it almost content.

What a day it had been, who knew libraries could be so exciting and full of surprises. Purring loudly he stretched out his legs and kneaded the comforter covering the bed with his claws with half lidded eyes. It was as he lifted his head, he remembered the damn mirror across the way as his own emerald eyes glittered back at him from his reflection.

*Arutha? He called out mentally. *Can we cover this mirror somehow? * The last thing he wanted was for it to be uncovered when the full moon rose and revealed his human reflection contorted grotesquely as it imitated the movements and appurtenance of his trapped animal form



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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 01:12:06 PM »
Arutha couldn't help but second Naoise's thought as they left the library. This day had been so exhausting but at the same time liberating. For all in one afternoon, they had meet a new friend, gained an ally and found a real lead in freeing Naoise wrapping into one. It was granted that he didn't like how Psych looked at Kevla but he could sort of overlook it for the sake of the bigger picture. Still if the man hurt her, all bets would be off. Though for everyone's sake he didn't want it to come to that.

Kevla on the other hand was a little too focused on remembering her encounter with one of the more fascinating men she had ever met. To be honest she couldn't wait for the next time to come so she could see him again. Though before heading back to the motel room, she had managed to talk Kieran into going out on a grocery run with her. So she went there first. This time apart gave Arutha and her some time to decompress and think about all that had happened in such a short time.

Hearing the other's request, Arutha stepped out from the bathroom with a glass of water in his hand and a small bowl. The glass was for him while the bowl was for Naoise. He hadn't realised quite how thirsty he was until they had gotten back. And so thought that if he was, Naoise might be too. Glancing over the mirror, he went to use a small burst of power to try to tug the same blanket from the other night over it.

"There we are. All better." he said softly, setting down his glass on the table before setting the bowl near Naoise. He remembered all too clearly how the other night had gone. So this request was no surprise to him. "What a day, Kit You know? I never thought that we would run into someone like Psych there, but I feel quite hopeful." he said honestly as he slowly sat himself down on the bed.
"It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways." -Siddhartha Buddha
 
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 07:12:50 PM »
Naoise watched Arutha walk across the room with interest. He could smell the water and until that moment he hadn’t realized exactly how thirsty he was, and hungry his stomach reminded him with an almost inaudible growl. He loved that Arutha was considerate enough to place the bowl on the bed near him, but he also knew accidents happened and so as Arutha used his powers to move the blanket over the mirror, he used his to hold the bowl firmly in place as he carefully lapped from it. Afterwards he carefully floated the bowl over to the table next to Arutha’s glass. He was going to move back to his nice soft spot on the bed but smiling wickedly to himself he hopped onto Arutha’s lap and made himself at home. Cuddles on Arutha’s lap, now there was a thought.

*I feel hopeful too but also wary and trepidatious. I’m not sure how I feel about that imp either and I am worried about this witch. I mean if she is as powerful as Psych says she is then she may have gained the attention of others in the city as well.* he sent as he curled up on Arutha’s lap and started to purr contedly. *She could become embroiled in the power play of the city Arutha and we could get dragged along with her*

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 06:16:15 AM »
Arutha smiled a little as he saw Naoise float the bowl up to set it next to his glass. From the looks of things, his instincts had been right about the other's thirst. The thought made him happy. Now the only concern was their dinner, but that was coming with Kevla when she returned. His lips then twitched with soft amusement when the other decided to hop onto his lap. And so he moved a hand down to try and run his fingers gently over Naoise's silken fur.

"I know what you mean there. Psych almost seems too good to be true. And I definitely don't like how he looks at Kevla. Still on the other hand there was no maliciousness in what he told us. In fact he has gone out of his way so far to help even possibly to his own detriment." Arutha agreed with a small nod as he thoughtfully pet the other. "As for this witch, she is more of a potential wildcard than Psych himself is. I don't know how she might react to our showing up. She could get mad or she could react well. Either way we will have be extra careful in how we proceed." he said softly, glancing back down in his lap at Naoise.

"Still in spite of all this, I think that it is worth the risk." he added sincerely.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 08:38:00 PM »
He had always been a tactile, touchy feelly person, especially with those who were close to him, it wasn’t sexual or about intimacy but more of belonging, of acceptance and sensation, put simply, touching and being touched in return felt pleasing and pleasurable, it also calmed and soothed him. It made him feel safe. So as Aruthas hands glided over him, rubbing and scratching in all the right places, Naoise’s eyes shuttered close in ecstasy as soft purring emanated from him, letting Arutha and the room at large know just how happy he was. As lost to Aruthas ministration as he might be however that didn’t mean he wasn’t paying attention and so cracked open an emerald green eye when he finished talking.

*I don’t know Arutha* he sent as he turned his head and looked up at the man. The look was most definitely not feline and looked and felt un-natural for the cat form. This conversation would be so much better and easier if he were in human form. He could fall back onto the bed, pulling Arutha with him and they could lay there, their lings all jumbled and akimbo and talk earnestly yet quietly away, their faces mere inches apart. What if he couldn’t get free of this collar and curse. What then? What hope was there then? What possibility for any kind of relationship with Arutha then? He couldn’t help but doubt and the thoughts had him wanting to jump out of Arutha’s arms and lap, curl up in a corner somewhere and sulk with his maudlin thoughts. Instead he closed his eyes and rubbed his head against Arutha’s abdomen. * it isn’t the risk I am worried about* he shared with the man *but having hope and then having it shattered upon the harshness of reality. I haven’t dared hope this hard in I don’t know how long. I have been this way so long I think I became resigned to it. * he sighed sadly * Hoping, believing in a brighter future scares me more then torture or the collars wrath. I would say more then death but even that has been denied me* He felt his thoughts and mood getting darker but this was a road he and Arutha had been down before and nothing gets as boring as repetition so he gave himself a mental shake and slap and tried to change the topic to something a little less depressing.

*So what exactly worries you about Kevla and Psych? You not happy about them possible getting naked and sweaty together? * he sent amusedly.

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 05:14:01 AM »
Ever since Micah had gone missing, Arutha had felt the opposite when it came to touch. It was too hard for it brought up so many memories, but ever since he had met Naoise he was different. It wasn't about sex, but this connection that he never expected to have with someone again. So he couldn't help but try to take advantage of every opportunity to touch Naoise and pet his soft fur. For it grounded him, soothed nerves and made him feel just that much closer to the man. It was strange to say let alone think, but sometimes one had to take a leap of faith. So he couldn't help but smile as he listened to the other's contented purring.

When Naoise flicked open an emerald green eye, he paused in his petting as their eyes locked. He could see the emotion and worry there. It made him want to wrap Naoise in his arms and never let him go, feline form or not. "I know, Kit." he started to stay as he tenderly resumed his petting as the other butted his head against his torso. "You have been through so much. So it is natural to fear the unknown and possibility of this being taken away." he said gently. Even though they had talked about this before it was a real concern. "But the thing is we are that much closer now and don't forget our dream last night. So lean on me and I'll help you to hope because I'm not giving up on it or you, Kit." he told him sincerely.

When Naoise changed the subject, he made a small face at the question. "Kevla getting hurt. I know that she is a big girl and can make her own decisions, but it's my job as her brother to protect her. So it feels a little fast and I don't want anything to backfire on her." he admitted softly with a small sigh. His twin had always been more carefree when it came to her sexuality. And yet on the other hand when Kevla fell for someone she fell hard. This was the risk that he worried about.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2019, 12:27:12 AM »
*That is understandable, I remember that way about my sister* he sent back softly as he had a sudden image of his sister walking through the village near their family croft and smiling at the young men who watched her with hungry eyes.

The runes on the collar shimmered as the vindictive piece of god crafted jewelry constricted around Naoise’s throat and sent small yet excruciating electrical volts into his brain causing the cat to suddenly jerk and convulse in Arutha’s arms as foam and dribble formed in the corners of Naoise’s mouth and slowly dripped down his jaw and small, soft piteous meows of agony slipped almost breathlessly from his mouth. As the collar slowly returned to normal, releasing Naoise from its horrible grip all Arutha would hear down the mental link were Naoise’s eventual soft yet frantic repeated words of * Nopastnopastnopast. I-have-no-past, nopastnopastnopastnopast*

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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2019, 11:54:18 AM »
Arutha started to nod at that. He was just about ready to say something else when he saw the tell-tale shimmer of the runes on Naoise's collar. "Oh shit." he breathed just as the blasted collar reacted so vindictively. "No..no no! Leave him be! It's my fault! You son of a bitch! Let him go!" he cussed out, addressing the collar as he carefully cradled Naoise's convulsing body in his arms. There wasn't anything more he could do. He had to wait it out but this wouldn't be forever. Soon he would take that off his companion and stomp it into the ground. Or so he vowed to himself.

When the shocks stopped and he heard Naoise take a shuttering breath, his eyes teared up a little with relief at the same time his heart hurt at those frantic words. "I've got you, Kit. Just breathe." he worriedly murmured.
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2019, 12:38:00 PM »
He slumped in Aruthas arms and as the pain slowly eased and he could breath free once more, a tear formed and slipped from his shuttered eyes. Even during that torture he had heard Arutha’s cry of anguish and had felt his arms around him. And so, he cried, not for himself but for Arutha and the pain and torment he was causing him. He didn’t deserve it, didn’t deserve to be pulled into this living nightmare with him. He had expressed concern for Kevla getting hurt by some random, but what about him? Wasn’t he doing exactly that to Arutha? Wasn’t he breaking his glorious and gentle heart? Who was protecting and watching out for this caring and beautiful man, who was protecting Arutha from him?

Maybe he should just leave both siblings would be better off with him out of their lives, they would most definitely safer. By Daghdha they were willing to go meet an unknown and apparently psychotic shifter and a witch because of him. They deserved better treatment then this surely.

He was about to get up and run out but as Arutha murmured soothingly above him and gently stroked his fingers through his fur so tenderly he remembered that Arutha had his own heartbreak had already mysteriously lost someone he cared so deeply for. Running out on him would only deepen that pain, maybe even irrevocable scarring him. No just walking out wasn’t the right thing to do, he would see this witch and after Arutha heard there was nothing she could do, he would understand why he must leave. There was no hope and no future for them.

He stirred and opening his eyes he looked tiredly up at Arutha.

*I am so sorry Mo grá, for everything*

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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2019, 01:48:20 PM »
Arutha's heart ached as he saw those tears as he carefully cradled the other close. This poor, poor man, he couldn't dream of all that Naoise has been through during his long life. He couldn't deny all the pain and anguish in those emerald green eyes as they locked eyes. It made him want to soothe his every hurt, his every pain as well as fiercely protect him. The depth of this feeling surprised him. He hadn't thought that he could feel anything like love again but with every moment they were together the man ever so surely became a part of him.

Emotions flickered through those tired eyes and he found himself feeling sort of angry at what he saw. "There's nothing to be sorry for, Kit. It's not your fault. It's that bloody collar." he said firmly as he ever so gently tried to pet him. "I would say more about it but I think it knows and they would include several choice swear words." he added before letting out a breath.

"I won't deny that you scared the hell out of me when it did that. Still there is one thing that I will say, I will free you Kit." he said determinedly. "I know that we've only known each other a short time but you matter to me, Kit."
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2019, 01:49:01 PM »
Naoise cuddled into Arutha and managed a weak purr, weakened as he was from the collar’s attention. At Arutha’s final words he looked up at the man holding him and gently brushed his mind against his. *You matter to me too Arutha. So much so that at times it scares me*

He lowered his head and curled up in Arutha’s lap, those small movements all he could manage at the moment with his body still aching and sore from its recent trauma but his mind still stayed softly connected to his friends.

*I haven’t felt this strongly about anybody in a long time, and now all this. I don’t know what to do anymore. I used to have control of my life, now it’s a mad and twisting whirly dervish and I feel guilty for dragging you and your sister into it but at the same time…* he turned his gently mental touch into a caress of his thoughts against Arutha’s *I am so glad you are here with me, that you are in my life, that I am not alone* his mental touch turned to normal as he started to retreat back to himself. * I guess that makes me a selfish creature as well but if it means I get to have you here with me, for however long you choose to stay then I don’t think I overly care Mo grá*

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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2019, 01:40:40 PM »
Arutha ever so gently cradled Naoise close as the other let out a weak purr. The sound both worried him as well as lifted his heart a little. He couldn't help it. He cared for him more than he thought he ever do again. After Micah had disappeared, his heart had broken and had shut down. And now during the short time that he had known Naoise, it had more than awoken. He even dared to think about the "l word" again. Yes it was quick and yes it was strange, but it felt real.

At the tender brush of Naoise's mind against his own, his face reddened as his ears rang with those honest words. They echoed his own feelings and amazement as well as flattery filled his hunter green eyes.

"Neither have I. The last time I felt anything close to this was with Micah. And now I care and I don't know what to say or do." Arutha said equally as honestly, letting his fingers carefully pet him as the other rested on his lap. "All I know for certain is that I wouldn't change a thing, Kit. I know that things are so crazy now with all of this, but I feel alive again. You did that." he added. He couldn't help but close his eyes briefly as the tender touch against his thoughts turned to a caress. For it felt good and again reaffirmed this feeling of rightness that he had.

He then had to gently smile at Naoise's last words and shake his head. "You're not selfish, Kit. You are the least selfish person I know. You want what we all do, to not be alone. And it is something that you'll never be again because I'm here." Arutha found himself saying earnestly.
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2019, 11:27:57 PM »
He knew not how long he was enveloped in the blackness of unconsciousness, it could have been moments or hours, but he recognized the summoning of his spirit and so allowed it to tug him through the shifting and eerie blue ether that made up the world of dreams.

He found himself forming the image of his human body as he was pulled into the pocket of a sleeping mind and smiled at the fluctuating, humanoid shape of pure energy that flicked so brightly at his feet. It was Arutha and he was obviously struggling between the level beneath deep sleep and the dreaming beta level of sleep. Dream Walking was one of those rare talents that couldn’t be taught no matter how much someone studied and tried to practice. You had to be born with the gift and even then, it was one of the hardest talents to learn and master. Naoise had the knowledge but lacked the born skill, his grandmother had had it and had been one of the most renown and respected Dream Walkers of her time. Arutha obviously had the innate skill but lacked the knowledge and together they had managed to achieve the impossible.

He sat down on the insubstantial ground and laid his hand on what should have been Arutha’s shoulder and called to him, hoping to pull and stabilize him into this reality.

“Arutha” he called softly. The physical sound of his voice filling the space startled him enough that he jerked back in surprise. As the shock wore off, he laughed self-deprecatingly at his jumpiness and reached out to touch Arutha again when he realized he was naked. Being a cat meant nakedness was natural for him, but he knew it made Arutha uncomfortable so he summoned clothes for himself. A loose white linen tunic formed over his upper body whilst his lower half was clothed in beige coloured linen breeches. Figuring he was now considered decent, he stretched out his hand and touched Arutha’s astral body and called softly to him again.

“Arutha. I am here, follow my voice Mo grá and come here to me.”

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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2019, 12:03:34 PM »
The pair soon settled down for night after Kevla and Kieran had returned with dinner. Arutha had curled close to Naoise as he fell asleep.

Time past. He wasn't certain as to how long had gone by but his thoughts settled on the one man who he was growing closer and closer to, Naoise. He couldn't help it. During their shot time, the man even in feline form had slowly but surely worked his way into being one of the family as well as dare he think hopefully more. It was hard. He wanted to admit what he felt but there was a part of him that held back because of the loss of Micah.

As his thoughts focused more on Naoise, he heard what sounded like the other's voice in the distance calling his name. Instinct made him follow that sound and as he did the energy that was him slowly began to solidify in this realm of dreams. It was an echo of his appearance in the waking world, down to the blue plaid pajama pants and grey t-shirt he had put on prior to bed.

Arutha's hunter green eyes opened and they widened as they took in Naoise in his human form. "Oh...wow." he breathed. "I didn't think...I wasn't sure I could do it again and now I'm here with you, Kit." he said happily.
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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2019, 03:43:10 PM »
As Arutha’s eyes opened and looked up at him, Naoise’s breath caught in his throat as his stomach clenched tight and his heart fluttered with the sight. As those hunter green eyes caught his own he could no longer deny the truth. He had fallen and was completely in love with this man.

“Hello Mo gra” he said softly with a silly grin on his face. This was truly Arutha and not a future projection of him, nor was Naoise a mere distorted and twisted reflection of his cursed self and therefore this was their first actual meeting man to man and he suddenly felt self-conscious. His black hair fell around him like a midnight cloud as he started to chuckle softly

“Do you realise this is our actual first meeting man to man?” He sat back a little allowing Arutha space to move and sit up if he wished but his emerald coloured eyes never wavered from Arutha’s gaze

“ Suddenly I feel as nervous as a virgin on her wedding night” he said with a slight brush and a lopsided smile.


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« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2019, 04:14:46 PM »
Arutha was so happy that he had gotten this to work again, but what made it the best as the adorably grinning man before him. The only other time he had seen Naoise was when the moon accidentally let him see, the small bit of wiggle room that the collar allowed, but nothing prepared him for this. He was even more beautiful than before and wait made his heart lift was the light in those emerald eyes. One could get lost in those depths and never want to leave.

"Hi, Kit." he greeted back with a warm smile. Seeing him like this as well as his nickname didn't quite fit, but he couldn't have cared less. What mattered was that they were together in the moment.

His hunter eyes had to widen a fraction at Naoise's statement as he sat up a little. "Wow" he said with a amazed look, loving the sound of his chuckle as he heard it for the first time. "I didn't quite realise. It feels like longer has gone by." he added, reaching out a hand to try to touch one of Naoise's own.

"You don't have to be nervous. It is just me." he gently reassured as he saw the sweetest of blushes dust the other's cheeks. "I won't bite.
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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2019, 11:22:31 PM »
When Arutha called him Kit he expected it to jar him, for it to feel unnatural, but it had been so long since anyone had spoken his name, so long since he had even though of his name really that kit seemed to fit. It wasn’t the name he was given at birth but maybe it could be his name between them. As names went it wasn’t too terrible.

He took Arutha's offered hand and wove his fingers through his as a wickedly mischievous grin formed on his lips. “Now that is a shame Arutha. I was kind of hoping you would” He made sure to draw out Arutha's name slightly, to sound it out, to feel it on his tongue. he wanted to savour it, to remember this simple pleasure of being able to actually speak his name for the first time face to face. His tone for the rest of the statement was teasing and his eyes were alight with joy at being able to finally touch the man before him, to converse as a human would. To finally be seen as human, even if it was only in a dreamscape. He wanted to reach up and stroke Arutha’s face, to run his hands through his hair, to press his lips against his and taste him, but more than that he wanted to get to know this man and he wanted Arutha to know him, to see him, really see him as a human, as a person, as a man.

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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2019, 12:58:20 PM »
Arutha would have loved to call Naoise by his name, but he didn't want him to come to any harm. Naoise already meant more to him more than he ever could have imagined. The more that they were together, the more his thoughts turned to the 'L' word even with the other man being stuck in feline form. He never thought he would feel anything like this again, but there was no denying the warmth in his heart.

"Oh my..." he couldn't help but say as his features turned fire engine red. He hadn't expected that beautiful grin, those naughty sounding words and the sound of his name being uttered aloud He found himself briefly to tongue-tied at the notion, feeling their fingers link together.

"Damn it...now I'm blushing." he admitted, feeling his breath catch as he gazed into those emerald green depths. "You are so bad, but I think that I like it." he added, reaching up his other hand to try to and brush his fingers ever so gently against a perfect cheek bone. He would never get over the feeling of the other's skin against his. It made their bond feel even more real, tangible.
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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2019, 02:16:02 PM »
He stilled beneath Arutha’s gently touch, marveling at the sensation of having his skin stroked rather then fur. It wasn’t the same, he had forgotten how very sensual human touch was. It was as if Arutha’s touch sent a warm current from his check down through his body where he stroked the very core of him.

He pressed Arutha’s hand against him as he raised his own hand and mirrored Arutha’s touch with the back of his knuckles. His touch was feather light as he traced his way down from Arutha’s blushing cheek to his chin, his thumb delicately brushing over his bottom lip. Unable to resist any longer, he leaned in and followed his thumb with the lightest of kisses, a mere tasting of his lips with his own.

“I have dreamed of kissing you for so long and despaired, for I thought it would never be possible” he said softly before going in for a more lingering and deeper taste as his hand slid delicately over his skin, around his neck and nestled against the back of his head.

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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2019, 04:55:32 AM »
Arutha's eyes widened as he watched Naoise drink in his touch. In many ways he had forgotten too how wonderful it felt to touch someone who he cared this much about. It was like coming home as the other man pressed his face against his own fingertips. And then Naoise's knuckles seemed to mirror his own actions before brushing against his lower lip. Oh god, he felt, no hoped for the gentle kiss before it happened. It was as if they were two magnets being drawn together in that instant.

"So have I." he admitted, his face going redder as their lips parted the first time. This was so crazy and yet it felt so right.

So as Naoise leaned in for another deeper one, he found himself leaning back, his own hand sliding down the other's neck. He wanted to savor this short time together and just feel.
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« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2019, 01:44:06 PM »
He paused as Arutha leaned back away from him and smiled in understanding. There was no need to rush and he too wanted to savour and experience every moment of togetherness this magical dream was able to give them.

As Arutha’s hand trailed down his neck he shivered in pleasure, Arutha’s touch felt like delicate rays of light dancing over his skin.

“To be together like this, to be here with you as I am” he smiled softly with wonder as he gazed into Arutha’s eyes. “Twas something beyond hope and there is so much I wish to say, to share and do with you” his smile turned wicked again at the last and he raised his hand and brushed his knuckles over Arutha’s cheeks once more.

“You blush so beautifully Mo grá” he said with soft amusement, his irish brogue giving his voice a slight burr.

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« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2019, 03:18:03 AM »
Those kisses felt incredible and oh so good. In fact it would be be so easy to give in and ask for more. This thought and their shared connection made him once more about the 'l' word. Was he ready for it? Was he ready to say it? He wondered to himself.

As he did, he leaned back and gazed back into those emerald eyes of Naoise's, his hand gently resting on his neck and then shoulder. What he knew for sure was that he didn't want to stop this. In this moment he allowed himself to hope, drinking in the other's reaction to his touch.

His blush brightened at the combination of Naoise's wicked smile and that compliment. "I can't help it. You are just so...beyond amazing." he started to say. "You are gorgeous, both inside and out. I find myself tongue tied when I look at you in your true form. I was already drawn to you before and now..it's like looking at a taste of the future." he admitted softly, tilting his head lightly into Naoise's touch to his cheek.

"What does that mean Mo grá? You have always called me that?" he curiously asked, hunter eyes flicking down to his lips again. Damn...temptation thy name was Naoise.
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« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2019, 10:26:11 PM »
At Arutha's question he stopped and thought. How long had he been calling him that? It meant My Love and he was but as magical as this moment was, admitting it, telling Arutha he loved him felt like trapping him. What if things didn't work out, if there was no end to this curse? Arutha deserved more then this half life. He deserved someone who could hold him and love him in the waking world not just in dreams.

"It doesn't exactly translate" he said softly, hating lying to him. If things changed he would tell him the truth, admit how he felt about him, but until then, Arutha didn't need that extra tie to him, that extra bond, when he had to walk away. " Roughly it means My Friend but with stronger meaning, like my close friend, special friend, that kind of thing"

He didn't want to think of the future though, he wanted to live in the now, to savour this moment, this magical miracle that had brought them together. There might not be another, especially if they couldn't find someone to help them.

"I am happy indeed you find me so amazing, for I find you doubly so. You are a rare and wondrous treasure Arutha Brooks with a soul as pure as any I have ever met." Unable to resist he reached up and lightly traced his finger of Arutha's lips, brushed the back of his fingers along his cheek bone, to his temple then trailed his fingertips back down and along his jawline; marveling at the feel of him, the beauty of him.

Smiling broadly he fell to his side amongst the shifting blue nothingness that was the floor of their dreamscape with his right arm tucked back beneath his head, his long hair falling behind him, he tapped the space beside him. " Join me? "

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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2019, 06:16:34 AM »
Arutha had to frown lightly at Naoise's initial response. For some reason he thought that it had to mean more. He didn't quite understand why he did. And yet when the other man elaborated, it still didn't quite fit. And yet for all of his confusion about that simple name, he found himself drawn back into those beautiful emerald eyes as he nodded. Maybe it was something as simple as the l word? He had to wonder to himself.

If it was that, his chest warmed at the simple notion. It was something he had hoped for but never thought to feel again after Micah's disappearance. And yet, there was no denying the connection between them. His mind could have gone round and round on this idea for some time, but he didn't. Instead he wanted to savor this time together.

His face warmed once more as Naoise's finger tenderly traced his lips, cheek and jaw. Damn, he almost leaned forwards again to try and kiss this gorgeous man. Though before he could Naoise laid back.

"I may be pure soul, but I can assure you that I am not a saint." he said softly as he accepted the invitation to lay beside him. "I want and need like anybody else." he admitted as he reached out a hand to try to touch one sculpted cheek. As he did, he decided to try to give in to his earlier thought and leaned in to try to kiss Naoise ever so gently.
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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2019, 01:24:40 AM »
Naoise purred in pleasure as Arutha kissed him, the sound a light vibration in the back of his throat as he pulled Arutha closer towards him and weaved his legs through his.. He deepened their kiss, his lips drinking him in, tasting and teasing him a moment before he pulled away slightly.

" I have dreamed of this moment " he whispered, his lips a mere breath away as he ran his hand through Arutha's hair, his eyes gazing tenderly into his.
" I have dreamed of laying thus and talking all night long with you about everything and anything as we held each other." His lips twitched suddenly as he smiled with wicked delight. "I have also dreamed of us naked, sweating, deep in the throws of making love to each other" he said as he kissed him again. " but this is a dream and therefore ephemeral and fleeting without more practice and learning. I don't know how long we have Mo Gra" he said as he trailed his fingers down and over Arutha's shoulder and along his ribs and waist before resting his hand on his hips.

"What do you desire with this short time we have Arutha?'

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« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2019, 12:41:55 PM »
Arutha easily let Naoise pull him closer, enjoying the feel of the reverberation of his purr against his lips. As their bodies touched ever so rightly, he made the softest of noises, one of his hand sliding down his next to rest on his shoulder. Those plush lips against his own drew him in, loving and teasing him. He couldn't help but respond and ache for more, his lips softly chasing after Naoise's right up until they parted again. The harder thoughts of earlier seemingly having vanished from his mind. Maybe he could just savor this time together and worry about what he had to tomorrow?

His hunter green eyes gazed back up at Naoise's own emerald, feeling his chest warm at the tenderness he found both in his voice and in those gorgeous depths. "You're not the only one who has dreamt that. From the first time I saw you in this form, I hoped for a time where I could just be here like this, talking with you and holding you as I got to know all of you no matter how long it took." he admitted sincerely, tilting his head slightly into his touch. His other hand had swept around to try to rest on Naoise's side, just wanting to feel him close. There was a certain sweetness to the thought.

Then his face lit up a fire engine red at the sudden wickness to the other's voice as it described tantalizing things he had only ever fantasized about. "Damn." he breathed as their lips separated again after another soft kiss, eyes slightly dilated by the notion. "You really know how to tempt a guy, Kit." he said honestly, lifting up a hand to try to stroke a silken lock of hair.

"But you're right. We don't know how long have. So as much as I'd love to be ravished by you, I think that I'll have to settle for the first option. Holding you as we talk and kissing you some more." he answered, feeling Naoise's hand trail down to settle on a hip bone,

"But...don't doubt that I'm not beyond tempted. It's just that for our first time. I want to be able to take my time and learn everything you like as you learn me."
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« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2019, 12:02:06 PM »
Naoise shivered with pleasure as Arutha stroked his side and hair, being stroked as a cat was exquisitely sensual but he had forgotten how intimate touch was between humans and as Arutha pulled him closer still he yearned for more. Their legs were now thoroughly entwined with each other’s and their bodies barely a breath apart. Naoise couldn’t help but think what it would feel like to have Arutha’s naked body pressed up against him, to be able to explore that body with his fingers, his mouth, to taste him as well as feel him. He trembled with the thought of it, the desire. It was torment to finally have this man so close, yet still be so untouchable.

“You’re right Mo grá our first time will take so much more time then this dream could ever give us” he said with a smile, his emerald eyes alight with sexual heat. He wanted nothing more then to pull Arutha closer, to run his hands up under his shirt and feel his skin beneath his fingers and so he pulled away slightly with a wicked grin. “You could tempt a Saint to sin Arutha” he said softly “What would you like to know? but be careful with your questions” he warned with a sudden serious glint in his eyes.

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« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2019, 01:25:59 PM »
Arutha loved watching every little reaction of Naoise's as he touched him, his hand still gently stroking his hair. What tempted and made him ache for so much more was how easily he could picture them naked and even more deliciously entwined. This closeness of their legs and bodies just a hairs width apart, the only barriers being their clothing was exquisite torture. And yet for all of their lustful thoughts, there was more to it. Their hearts were drawn equally to each others, like twin perfect halves.

He felt the heat in those emerald eyes and ached to give in even with what he had just said. "Yeah, you too. Except you are a devil who I can't help but want to touch everywhere." Arutha said honestly, blushing softly. He then had to bite his lower lip as he tried to focus on the questions he wanted to ask. Naoise's more serious warning served to partially clear his mind at least for now.

"I'll be good. For as much as I want to know your true name. I won't risk you or this time we have together, Kit." he said softly. "So what is your favorite kind of date?" he ended up asking.
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« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2019, 02:50:09 PM »
Naoise smiled softly at Arutha's question though his eyes filled with sorrow.

"I've never really been on one" he admitted softly as he lifted his hand off of Arutha's hip and touched the beautiful looking collar around his neck. " I was thirteen when I was...persuaded..." his lips twitch with sardonic amusement at his chosen word but he looks at Arutha intently. They were on dangerous ground. The collar wouldn't allow him to say his name or talk about it and so his past was a tricky subject. " to leave my family. When I was considered old enough, I was taught the tools of seduction. For five hundred years I played the perfect whore, the assassin, servant and...sorcerers apprentice. What ever was acquired of me. So yes i guess I dated but it was always business for me, it was never by my choice."

He saw the anger and sorrow his words had sparked in Arutha's eyes and he softly placed a finger on his lips to silence him as he smiled; a gently curving of his lips. "it was long ago." he sighed softly as he cast his mind back, trying to pick his most favourite seduction scene. "I guess my favourite date was in a glen in the woods on a full moon in the middle of summer. There was candle light, purloined wine and a basket of food, soft grass, a softer blanket and a bubbling brook with a small waterfall." he said with a wistful look in his eyes.

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« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2019, 04:31:18 AM »
Even though it was an innocent enough question, Arutha hated the pain and sorrow that it caused in those emerald eyes. It made him want to hold Naoise closer and somehow take all that away. Still he listened intently to Naoise as he hedged around his history. Still he was grateful for what little the collar would allow. For he wanted to know everything about the gorgeous man. As he listened he felt anger and such sadness on Naoise's behalf. He went to try to speak, but then let out a small breath as he was gently silenced.

When he was allowed to speak, he reached out a hand to try to tenderly touch one perfect cheek as he began. "That sounds like a wonderful one and one that will be doable for us. I'll take you on one just like it and make love to you beneath the stars, Kit." he promised, wanting to do anything to cheer him back up.
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« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2019, 09:28:46 PM »
Naoise wanted to wrap himself around Arutha and never let go, Arutha's soft caress caused his body to tremble with pleasure and yearning as Naoise drowned within those hunter green eyes, his heart pounding with the realization of just how deeply he had fallen in love with the man beside him. He reached up and held Arutha's hand against his check. Reaching across he trailed his fingers through Arutha's hair, then across his check, he traced his thumb over his lips then moved his face those few inches and used his mouth to follow in the wake of his thumb

"Don't be sad over my past Arutha." He whispered tenderly against his lips as he lightly kissed him. "What has happened has happened and can't be changed" He pulled back slightly so he could look at him properly and smiled, a teasing light in his eyes. " And I will hold you to that promise Mo gra, to have you beside me, alone, in a wooded glade, clothed in naught but shifting shadow and dancing moonlight." he leaned in slightly and whispered conspiratorially. "I have to say however, that's a slick and pretty way to get me naked Arutha Brooks, you Casanova you."

"I've been to London you know" He said randomly, although the mischievous light in his eyes said it was anything but random.

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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2019, 03:52:56 AM »
As Arutha gazed back into those sparkling emerald eyes of Naoise's, he felt his heart go a flutter. This man had come to mean to mean so much to him. The 'l" word resounded in his chest everytime he thought of him. Just when he hadn't thought that he could love again, Naoise had proven him wrong with his gentle ways and their unexplainable connection. And yet he felt something deep inside that did.

He found himself smiling ever so softly as Naoise tenderly held his own hand against his cheek. Then his other hand trailed an tantalising path across his own, touching his hair and his lips. He felt so drunk on his touch. He ached for so much more. So when their lips met again, Arutha couldn't help but kiss him back, lifting his other hand to try to stroke those silken raven locks.

It was true that he did feel sad for everything that Naoise had been through, but he was right there was nothing to be done about it now. All they could do now is look towards the future.

Arutha's face reddened slightly at the tease and he laughed at his 'Casanova' comment. "I don't know about being slick but I'm being honest, Kit. I want to make up for all the time you have been trapped in your feline form. I want to be with you any way I can, both naked and clothed." he said with a small grin. His eyebrows then lifted curiously when London was mentioned,

"Now what do you mean by having visited London?"
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« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2019, 04:44:34 PM »
He smiled teasingly as he ran his fingers through Arutha's hair and over his shoulder. He had dreamed of this moment for so long, to touch, to feel. It felt like there was a fire burning inside him and it only got hotter the more he stroked and touched the man he realized he was in love with. With a wicked smile he rolled over on top of Arutha, straddling his hips as he sat atop him. He slid his body against his, teasingly as he slowly pulled Arutha's arms above his head and pinned them there, then kissed him.

"You're asking the question incorrectly Mo gra" he said as he kissed his way to Arutha's ear " It's, Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat. Where have you been?" He whispered softly into his ear with amusement before he playfully nipping the mans earlobe, kissing and pulling on it slightly. The flesh was soft and tender and his lips gentle as he teased it with the tip of his tongue before making his way down and along Arutha's neck and back to his mouth.

His emerald green eyes were hot with desire and mischief as he smiled at the man pinned beneath him. This was a dream come true and even though he was unsure about their future and what was installed for them he wanted this moment to be filled with nothing but joy for both himself and the man who had brought love and hope back into his life.

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« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2019, 12:11:12 PM »
Arutha couldn't help but lean into Naoise's touch. For it both warmed his heart and body. The latter of which craved oh so much more and wished that this dream would never end. As for the first, it was realizing that he was head over heels for this man. He had been so afraid to say it. For he had feared that he was going to lose it just when he had found it again. Those thoughts were then pushed to the background as said gorgeous man rolled on top of him. Arutha blinked and he was melting into his kiss as he realised that Naoise had pinned his arms above his head.

He had to laugh at the whisper as he got the joke. "Mm...so am I the mouse, my dear mister pussycat?" he asked with a playful grin, the feeling of Naoise's lips against his skin casting a spell over his body. Arutha could only crave more and made another soft noise of pleasure at the tease of his ear. For it was one of his weak spots.

When their lips met again, he couldn't help but hungrily kiss him back.
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